The PLL Summit is still going strong. It  has grown from an experiment born of the financial crisis  and the “new normal” in law firms which was hammering law firms into  a “must attend” program for private firm librarians and information professionals who want to stay on the “cutting edge” of issues impacting their firms. The Summit is held in conjunction with the AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio Tx on July 14, 2014.

This year’s Summit is Co-Charied by Marcia Burris, Sr. Manager, Library Services at Ogletree Deakins and Cheryl Niemeier, Director of Library Services at Bose & McKinney.

This year’s topic “The Voice of the
Client”  will explore  ways librarians can help their firms deliver legal
services more efficiently and add value through client-facing initiatives. As in the past, Summit V will include moring sessions which provide  “high level strategic perspective” including a panel of in house counsel. The afternoon will offer a selection of more practical topics inviting attendee participation.

Cheryl Neimeier Posted the Top Ten Reasons For attending the Summit:

10. Escape the
office for several days and spend time in popular San Antonio, Texas


9. Attend the
destined-to-be amazing Bloomberg BNA Welcome Reception on Friday evening


8. Funds an issue?
No worries – grants are available to attend the Summit! Stay tuned to the
Summit blog for more information


7. Networking,
networking, networking!


6. Opportunity to
attend two out of three interactive and sure to be practical afternoon programs


5. Learn more
about the importance of research competencies


4. Explore
practical means of adding value to and what your role can be in the firms
client facing initiatives


3. Delve into the concept
of EQ (Emotional Quotient) as it relates to our interactions with our client


2. Hear from an
amazing lineup of well-known and influential keynote, panel, and session


And the number 1


You will leave
energized and armed with key takeaways on how to help your firms deliver legal
services more efficiently and add value through client-facing initiatives in
fresh and innovative ways!

The Logistics:
Register here
Keep up to date at the Summit blog.

As always we thank the support of AALL leadership including Executive Director Kate Hagan and AALL President Steve Anderson.

Special thanks to : Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA, Thomson Reuters, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business LexisNexis, and Fastcase  for their generous sponsorship of PLL Summit V.